Recycling old batteries into solar cells

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries—a potential source of lead pollution—into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free ...

Chemists seek state-of-the-art lithium-sulfur batteries

When can we expect to drive the length of Germany in an electric car without having to top up the battery? Chemists at the NIM Cluster at LMU and at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have now synthesized a new ...

Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent

(Phys.org) —For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make the car remember ...

Daimler acquires lithium-ion battery maker

Automaker Daimler AG is acquiring the remaining shares in a lithium-ion battery cell maker from specialty chemical company Evonik Industries AG as it intensifies its focus on electric cars.

US closes investigation of Tesla battery fires

The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.

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